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Random House, Inc.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth

Baker & Taylor
A stand-alone novel in the Star Wars Legends series traces the origin story of fan-favorite character Grand Admiral Thrawn and the events that established him as one of the franchise's most iconic villains. By the best-selling author of Heir to the Empire.

& Taylor

Traces the origins of Thrawn, one of the most ruthless warriors in the Galactic Empire, and the events behind his rise in the Imperial ranks.

Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780345542847
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Mar 06, 2018

a great origin story of one of the best star wars villians a must read if you are planning on reading the thrawn series

Dec 20, 2017

It's a good book for patient readers who don't mind reading a lot. There is a ton of characters though and it's a hard read.

Nov 07, 2017

An excellent portrayal of the formative years of young adult Mitth'raw'narudo, or Thrawn as he's more popularly known. Timothy Zahn may have created one of the best beloved original Star Wars characters, and his legacy on the brand is profound, but more than that, Zahn just shines as a talented writer who knows how to write characters and breathe life into the unknown.

May 20, 2017

Here, War is a game of skills in art form. Lured by the romanticized galaxy, I don't perceive true evil or good but mistakes and follies.
My admiration for Thrawn (a nonhuman Chiss finally lost mystic luster) was dwindling with Arihnda Pryce growing strong, she is a human who plays politics and won! I'm more disappointed than surprised at the end, and hope the sequel will prove the plot (along with characters' fate) is intricate and smart!
I couldn't say I liked Eli, but he seems to be the most genuine, and is interesting and pivotal. Cygni was a mystery, but he died!
Each chapter has a prelude in italic, which implication and didactic statements made me exhilarated first, then mildly annoyed - paraphrasing "Sun Tzu's Art of War" (perhaps?).

Apr 18, 2017

Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of my favorite villains from the Star Wars universe, and I've enjoyed reading all the books that he's been in, as well as watching him in Star Wars Rebels.
It's no surprise then that I was excited to read this.
I had hoped that Thrawn would be the same character I had enjoyed reading about in the other novels by pulling off genius victories, being admirably calm, and studying art.
After finishing, I can say that I wasn't disappointed.
This book was fun to read, and I liked coming across all the plot twists and surprises toward the end.
While I really didn't like the whole showering of bad words everywhere, I think that Thrawn is another great Timothy Zahn book and I think that all fans of Timothy Zahn novels (or Thrawn) will enjoy it too.


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Jan 15, 2018

Danb_ thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 55

Apr 18, 2017

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Apr 18, 2017

"A friend need not be kept either within sight or within reach. A friend must be allowed the freedom to find and follow his own path. If one is fortunate, those paths will for a time join. But if the paths separate, it is comforting to know that a friend still graces the universe with his skills, and his viewpoint, and his presence. For is one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone." -Grand Admiral Thrawn

Apr 18, 2017

"I am a warrior, Your Majesty. A warrior may retreat. He does not flee. He may lie in ambush. He does not hide. He may experience victory or defeat. He does not cease to serve." -Grand Admiral Thrawn


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Feb 07, 2018

Coarse Language: Mild Language


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